Sunday Considerations: Lord, I Did Not Choose You

My Lord, I did not choose You,
For that could never be;
My heart would still refuse You,
Had You not chosen me.
You took the sin that stained me,
You cleansed me, made me new;
Of old You have ordained me,
That I should live in You.

Unless Your grace had called me
And taught my op’ning mind,
The world would have enthralled me,
To heav’nly glories blind.
My heart knows none above You;
For Your rich grace I thirst.
I know that if I love You,
You must have loved me first.1

  1. Convention Press. “My Lord, I did not choose You by Josiah Conder.” In The Baptist Hymnal, 289. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1991.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Adam Harwood August 25, 2012 at 12:09 pm

We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19 ESV)

2 Yohan Rousseau August 25, 2012 at 3:41 pm

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3 Steve Martin August 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm

The Gospel of John, 1st chapter

“…who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.”

And then to hammer it home, a couple of chapters later, Jesus basically tells Nicodemus the same thing.


4 Amy Hagerup August 25, 2012 at 10:03 pm

I too am so glad He saved me. I sometimes think of how He loves me and picture him as a dad to me since my own dad deserted me. He is my Abba Father.

5 Steve Martin August 26, 2012 at 10:02 am

I’m so sorry for you pain, Amy. The Lord Jesus will never abandon us. One day He will wipe all our tears away, never to suffer again.

6 Wayne Dawg August 27, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Amen Steve!


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